Historian Harold Holzer said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend following the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, that President Abraham Lincoln thought twice before dispatching a letter upbraiding his general who defeated the enemy in a turning point for the Northern victory in the U.S. Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln, remembered 150 years after a “decisive” battle of the U.S. Civil War, could have excelled in modern-day Washington politics, one of the pre- eminent scholars on the American president says.
While the New York City suburbs were growing into the most densely populated region of the U.S., New Jersey’s Palisades cliffs remained just as Henry Hudson saw them on his first river voyage past Manhattan in 1609.
More bloodshed in Egypt is inevitable as President Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood fail to reach an agreement with opposition groups and the country lacks real leadership or direction, said Aaron David Miller, a former top U.S. Middle East official.
Cashiers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art were paid in part based on how much they collected at the door and management discouraged them from disclosing that the price of admission can be as little as one cent, a former employee said in a sworn affidavit.
A U.S. unit of LG Electronics Inc. won approval from a New Jersey court to build a $300 million headquarters over objections that it would ruin views of the Palisades, a 200-million-year-old chunk of rocky wilderness above the western shore of the Hudson River.